The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

How Toxic Masculinity Permeates the Intellectual Takeout Office

How Toxic Masculinity Permeates the Intellectual Takeout Office

Instead of seeing the toxic masculinity abate, I have seen it rise to a fevered pitch in the last few months.

In Germany, the State Can Seize Your Dog if You're Late on Taxes

In Germany, the State Can Seize Your Dog if You're Late on Taxes

The state relies on force to achieve its ends.

Homer on Why Hospitality is the Greatest Virtue

Homer on Why Hospitality is the Greatest Virtue

What would Homer tell us if he was alive today?

Are Marie Kondo and Jordan Peterson Using the Same Method to Build Their Audiences?

Are Marie Kondo and Jordan Peterson Using the Same Method to Build Their Audiences?

In essence, Marie Kondo and Jordan Peterson are encouraging and equipping people to pull their lives together.

How to Win Arguments When You Haven’t a Leg to Stand On

How to Win Arguments When You Haven’t a Leg to Stand On

Arthur Schopenhauer should be named as the official philosopher of the internet.

Alexandra Tolstoy and the Appeal of a Simple Life

Alexandra Tolstoy and the Appeal of a Simple Life

Alexandra Tolstoy's images portray the simplicity and the peacefulness that we all secretly crave for ourselves and our children, but feel we never can attain in our fast-paced modern world.

The Myth That the US Leads the World in Mass Shootings

The Myth That the US Leads the World in Mass Shootings

To understand the misleading narrative, we must look to the era of narrative-driven journalism and the politicization of society, both of which subjugate truth to ideology and politics.

Is There a Threat to English?

Is There a Threat to English?

When it comes to language assimilation, neither of the standard assurances is convincing.

What One Professor Learned While Teaching Conservative Political Theory to Liberal Students

What One Professor Learned While Teaching Conservative Political Theory to Liberal Students

Does open discussion of ideas bring greater contention, or not?

Most Americans Can’t Pass a Basic Citizenship Test. Here’s Why We Should Be Worried.

Most Americans Can’t Pass a Basic Citizenship Test. Here’s Why We Should Be Worried.

We need to fix this, for the sake of our republic.

Marx and Lincoln: Comrades in the Making?

Marx and Lincoln: Comrades in the Making?

Looking back, it seems odd that the avatar of international communism and the exalted founder of the now pro-capitalist Republican Party were ideological bedfellows.

How to Know If You’re Truly ‘In Love’

How to Know If You’re Truly ‘In Love’

How do we know what true love looks like?

Is Diversity an Enemy of Excellence?

Is Diversity an Enemy of Excellence?

Diversity programs are evolving just as many have predicted: to erode academic standards and to promote second-rate fields and third-rate thinking.

Why Are Young Men No Longer Solid Providers?

Why Are Young Men No Longer Solid Providers?

It appears that the genre of young-man-in-Mom’s-basement is no longer looked down upon but is in fact extolled as a viable career choice.

Has the IVF Industry Been Lying to Millennials?

Has the IVF Industry Been Lying to Millennials?

Media reports are exposing the industry’s empty promises.

Ted Bundy and the Banality of Evil

Ted Bundy and the Banality of Evil

Netflix's new docu-series about the famous killer has no there there—and that's exactly the point.

Modern Men in the City

Modern Men in the City

What does it mean to be masculine?

Equality for All Women… Except for Working Mothers?

Equality for All Women… Except for Working Mothers?

Earlier this week researchers from Essex University made what might be considered a rather obvious announcement: working mothers are stressed.

Red Flag Laws: Life-Saving or Authoritarian?

Red Flag Laws: Life-Saving or Authoritarian?

This legislative movement seeks to create a process to remove firearms from the homes of people who are rumored to be dangerous to themselves or others.

Why Elites Hate Border Walls

Why Elites Hate Border Walls

Cosmopolitans seek to tear down walls, literally and figuratively.

How Nostalgia Drives Both Political Parties

How Nostalgia Drives Both Political Parties

Both parties suffer from nostalgia for a “very peculiar kind of postwar moment” and both sides are fed up with the status quo, but for very different reasons.

A 1913 Prescription for ‘Toxic Masculinity’

A 1913 Prescription for ‘Toxic Masculinity’

A clear vision of manhood from an American hero.

New Regulations Cause California Soup Kitchen to Close Its Doors

New Regulations Cause California Soup Kitchen to Close Its Doors

For the past four years, Deliverance San Diego has been delivering hot meals to the city’s homeless population every Friday, averaging 200 donated meals on any given evening.

Can Children Really Be Raised ‘Without the Concept of Sin’?

Can Children Really Be Raised ‘Without the Concept of Sin’?

The result of our relativistic society?

Should You Give Up Your Metro Seat to a Pregnant Woman?

Should You Give Up Your Metro Seat to a Pregnant Woman?

Probably a majority of people would answer “yes” to that question. But how does that work in practice?

A World Without Heroes or Saints

A World Without Heroes or Saints

The humanitarian lie is in important respects less horrifying than the totalitarian one, but it is rooted in the same contempt for the political nature of man and the same ignorance of the human soul.

What Cicero Would Say about Roger Stone

What Cicero Would Say about Roger Stone

Is Mr. Stone guilty of his alleged crimes? We don’t know.

1 in 5 Lack Basic Literacy in These 3 States. Here's Why That Matters.

1 in 5 Lack Basic Literacy in These 3 States. Here's Why That Matters.

Adult illiteracy is one of the most overlooked socio-economic problems in America.

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